Communications Report (2008)

This report has the summary of communications sent and replies received from following Governments:

Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroun, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Honduras, India, Israel, Italy, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the), Malaysia, , México, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, Sudan (the), Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam, United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo.

In the context of his mandate, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing receives a large number of communications alleging violations of the right to adequate housing and related rights worldwide. Such communications are received from national, regionaland international non-governmental organizations, as well as intergovernmental organizationsand other United Nations procedures concerned with the protection of human rights.

The present addendum to the annual report of the Special Rapporteur contains, on a country-by-country basis, summaries of communications sent by the Special Rapporteur to States, responses received from States, observations of the Special Rapporteur, and follow-upcommunications and activities relating to earlier communications, from the period of1 December 2006 to 4 December 2007 and replies received for the period of 1 December 2006to 23 January 2008.

During the period under review, the Special Rapporteur sent a totalof 50 communications1 concerning the right to adequate housing to 25 States as wellas 1 communication to the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).Of these 51 communications transmitted, 17 replies were received from Governments and1 from the UNMIK.2 In one case, a response was received on a case sent by the SpecialRapporteur in preceding years.

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